Alex Blackburn

Alex Blackburn
Alex Blackburn
Alex Blackburn
Real Name: Alex Blackburn
HT: 6' 0" WT: 180
Age: 26 (04/26/1991)
Hometown: Natick, Mass.

Yet another solid goalkeeping prospect coming out of Monmouth.

What Scouts Say: "Good hands, he holds ball in traffic and holds on to the awkward ball … Pretty consistent ... Calms things down and communication is good … Size is obviously the big issue with him, but he makes up for it ... Little undersized, but he plays bigger than what he is. He's strong and knows the game well ... Good shot-stopper and distribution is good ... He's worked hard to get that starting spot and matured a lot in a short period of time ... Pretty good hands and deals with crosses pretty well ... Probably one of top 2-3 goalkeepers in his conference, but he doesn't get tested enough to really be able to assess him as pro caliber ... Monmouth set themselves up in a way that he doesn't face much, but he makes most of the saves that come his way ... Ability to organize his backline needs to improve ... Criticism is that he has an odd spell of lack of focus and gives up too many rebounds, especially stuff low ... He'll spill a few balls and give teams a second chance ... Maybe a diamond-in-the-rough who could start at a No. 3 and move up over the years."

College (Monmouth): First-team All-NEC as a senior in 2012 ... Posting a 0.69 goals-against average in 2012 while playing every minute in net for the Hawks this season. He compiled nine clean sheets and stopped a pair of penalty kick opportunities. For his career, including two years as the starting keeper, he's now accumulated 26 wins and 23 shutouts. Made just two starts in his first two years at Monmouth.

Club: Plays club ball for New England Eagles FC.

High School: Natick High School team captain in 2007, was also named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2008... Named an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star as a senior.

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